How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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Make sure the cord is fully extended before you begin vacuuming. Hold onto the cord with your hand as you vacuum. This will keep the cord from being pulled back into the vacuum. If the cord has a lock or lock button, use it to keep the cord extended.
They use a spring mechanism to provide the retraction force. As the cord is uncoiled and pulled out for use, tension builds up on the steel torsion spring. Once the electrical power is no longer needed, the stored energy in the torsion spring is released, retracting the cord back to the reel.
Why is the vacuum is blowing dusty air out of the back? Simple: the bag or canister is full and the vacuum has nowhere to store the dust it is collecting. Empty the canister or bag. If that doesn`t fix it, the vacuum filter needs to be cleaned or changed.
If your reel will not latch, it could mean the latch spring is broken or the latch pawl or latch plate is bent. The broken or bent part(s) will need to be replaced.
What is a Vacuum with a Retractable Cord? A vacuum cleaner with a retractable cord is exactly how it sounds — a vacuum cleaner that has a cord that`s stored internally. Usually, these types of vacuums are designed to automatically retract the cord as soon as it`s unplugged from a power source.
Twisted Cord – Oftentimes we see that the rubber exterior of a cord is very twisted and disfigured by one of the ends of the vacuum. This is caused by the user either winding the cord from the plug to the machine or from the machine side to the plug with the plug still in the outlet.
No. Never use duct tape as an alternative to electrical tape. Duct tape is strong, but it can`t wrap as tightly around wires and contains cloth fibers which can be an extreme fire hazard.
This pressure drop behind the fan is just like the pressure drop in the straw when you sip from your drink. The pressure level in the area behind the fan drops below the pressure level outside the vacuum cleaner (the ambient air pressure). This creates suction, a partial vacuum, inside the vacuum cleaner.
What`s happening with your vacuum cleaner is that a clog has built up and debris being agitated by the roller is spitting out or stirring up dust without sucking it in.
Relevant Questions and Answers :
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I have a Nilfisk GM200, the electrical cord does not retract when the button(cord) is depressed.
can I get a new one? and who is my nearest agent?
ANSWER : I have a Nilfisk GM200, the electrical cord does not retract when the button(cord) is depressed
Have an older model Electrolux canister model. The electric plug is broken so I got a new plug to put on. When I cut the cord to replace the plug, the dang cord retracted into the unit. So how do I get access to the cord area so i can find the end to the cord!
.You have to open the vacuum cleaner and look for the wire..
.It is located inside the circular wheel, where it wind itself up..
.Don’t be afraid to open it, unless your willing to pay somebody just to install a 1$ part..
.Just always remember when taking the screws off and make sure you don’t lose any of them..
.Hope that helps you out!.
.Thanks for using Fixya!
I am looking for a wiring diagram to install a touch/dimmer switch by “Comfort” mdl # RH-934B – Darjung Ind Ltd.
It has a standard lampcord (two wires) coming from it as well as one white, one black and one yellow wire.
The original touch/dimmer switch (no identification on it) had one white, one black, one red and one yellow – no lampcord.
Thank you very much for your help!
The black and the white will go to the lamp ,eg,output.The yellow is the sensor wire which should be firmly attached to the metal base of the lamp
We bought a new cord winder for our Electrolux 1205 Canister Vacuum cleaner and we are trying to install it is not turning on. We get it all connected but it doesn’t turn on. Is there a reset button or some advise you can give me to get it working? I used a voltage detector to see if there was power running through the cord winder and there is.
Did you put a bag in the vacuum?
.I suspect there’s an improper wire connection somewhere, but there are other things that could cause this I strongly recommend taking it to an authorized Aerus Electrolux dealer and letting a trained tech check it out.
How to wind cord onto spring loaded retractable cord reel for a Kenmore canister vacuum. There is a metal ‘U’ shaped, spring loaded, piece that fits over the outer aspect of the wheel. If cord needs to get wound on under this metal band I can’t figure it out and the band is like factory sealed onto the wheel. Also. I don’t know which direction to feed the cord onto the wheel
What is the exact model # please?
Windtunnel first one used 6 times beater bar stopped working, took apart cleaned and belt was fine. this one had a reset switch for beater bar. had insurance at best buy so returned for a new one. used 2x beater bar not working and not dirty, no reset switch on this one., now back to the store for another? i don’t even want the same one. I wonder how many they are gonna give me. This seems to be a common occurance.
Sorry, you feel like that. I have rentals and 6 windtunnel’s (I prefer the bagged ones) and have never had a problem such as you have described. I think Hoover makes a great vacuum.
Cord rewind The power cord is jammed and won’t go in or out. I can’t find a way to get the cover off to have a look at it. Any suggestions please?
Power cord jammed won’t go in or out. Can comeone tell me how to undo the casing to get to the power cord?
Which model do you have..
I have a Eureka 4870GZ. It turns on, but the brush roller doesn’t move. The belt looks fine. I do have an extra belt and would try replacing the old belt, but I can’t get the old one off the motor shaft or the new one on. I called Eureka customer service. The lady said there’s supposed to be a small space between the motor shaft and the outside edge of the vacuum where I can slip the old belt off and the new one on. I don’t see it. It looks like the motor shaft goes into a recessed place in the
ANSWER : Remove the top cover so that you can access to belt, You’ll find 2 rows of 4 decorative holes on the top cover, In two of the holes you’ll find the screws, Please use a flash light to see in that., Once the screws are removed, you’ll be able to take out the top cover. Pull the belt so that it should rotate the shaft and look for small space in between from where you can take off the old belt and new belt on. remove the agitator from its drive shaft, put new belt in, put the agitator back into place.